Campus & Community

Five juniors named King fellows

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Five juniors have been named winners of this year¹s Patricia King Fellowships. The King Fellowships, named for the former director of the Schlesinger Library and an officer of Radcliffe¹s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, support summer research toward the senior thesis or other independent academic projects. This year¹s winners include: Jessica Berenbeim, Currier House resident and joint concentrator in history of art and architecture and classics, for research on a study of the representation of ancient Rome in medieval France, through the examination of 15th century illuminated manuscripts of the Latin classics. Alvaro Bedoya, Mather House resident and social studies concentrator, for her thesis, ³Suffering in the Hills: the Exploitation of Sheepherders in the United States.² Bedoya¹s research will document the depth and prevalence of abuse and exploitation of foreign sheepherders employed in the United States through the H-2A guest worker program. David Hembry, Quincy House resident and biology concentrator, for research on the influence of slave-making ants (Harpagoxenus americanus) on the behavior of their slaves (Formicidae leptothorax). Hembry will examine the nest cavity volume preferences of enslaved and ³free² colonies. Sarah Psutka, Kirkland House resident and biology concentrator, for research on whether training can improve muscular control mechanisms to reduce impact forces in human running. Lisa Schwartz, Eliot House resident and government concentrator, for a comprehensive study on the origins of the battered women¹s movement in Great Britain and the United States.